Entries tagged with: Wicker Park
photos by Kirstie Shanley
From their humble start nine years ago, Wicker Park Fest has grown to not only boast three stages, but also draw one of the most intriguing crowds. Festivalgoers, some of whom where dressed to the nines, packed the streets and a lucky few even utilized rooftops for an improved vantage point. You've already seen pictures from Day 1 (Part I & Part II) and some from Day 2, and here are the rest. They continue after the jump...
Roky Erickson / Reigning Sound at Wicker Park Fest 2013
Wicker Park Fest 2013 continued on Sunday (7/28) with performances by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Roky Erickson, Reigning Sound, Mucca Pazza, Treasure Fleet, Meat Wave, Secret Colours, and many more acts. You've already seen pictures from Day 1 (Part I & Part II) and here's Part I of our Day 2 coverage. More below...
photos by Kirstie Shanley
Unseasonably chilly weather and beefed-up security led to a calm Wicker Park Fest, though gate donations appeared to be down.Whether they paid or not, Wicker Park Fest brings out a diverse crowd. Attendance was thin in the early afternoon on both days (gates opened at noon and music started at 2PM), but the "antidisestablishmentarians" packed the street fest grounds by the time 6PM rolled around. You've already seen part one of our WPF day one pictures and here's part two, the people...
"The problem is people don't pay [the suggested donation]. This fest probably has the lowest percentage of any fest in the city for paying," said Tom Murphy of Big Creek Productions, one of three of companies which books music talent for the annual fest.
"For whatever reason, the people here [in Wicker Park] have just decided they are antidisestablishmentarians," he said. "They don't like the man." [DNAinfo Chicago]
Cults / Tera Melos at Wicker Park Fest on 7.27.2013
Wicker Park Fest 2013 kicked off on Saturday afternoon (7/27) with sets from Cults, Man Man, Meat Puppets, Tera Melos, Delicate Steve, Santah, Minor Characters, and even more on Milwaukee Avenue. We were at the street festival all weekend long, and part one of our day one pictures are in this post. They continue below...
Green Music Fest 2013 is set to take place on Damen Avenue (between North Avenue & Schiller Street) on June 22 & 23. This year's lineup features Snowden, Joe Pug, Yawn, Manchester Orchestra, Into It. Over It., and many more throughout the weekend. The festival will go from noon-10PM on both days, and admission is a suggested donation of $5 (per day).
Check out the full lineup below...
Wicker Park Fest 2013 is set to take place on July 27 & 28 on Milwaukee Avenue (between North Ave. and Paulina St.). The festival's initial lineup features headliners Ted Leo and The Pharmacists and Cults, as well as Man Man, Roky Erikson, and Bahamas. As discussed, there are a bunch of great out-of-town acts playing smaller than normal venues that weekend, and many more acts are TBA in the coming weeks. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per day.
Stay tuned for more information. The current lineup-by-day // stage can be found below...
Twin Shadow @ Lincoln Hall in 2011 (more by James Chadwick)
As discussed, Twin Shadow play a MINI // RCRD LBL-sponsored show in a "not normal" venue in Chicago tonight. That venue is Lubinski Furniture in Wicker Park (1550 N. Milwaukee Ave.), and the show will begin at 6:30PM. According to the event's Facebook page, only the first 100-fans in line will get in. If you're set on going, get there early.
The Boring Store in Wicker Park
Forbes, known for lists like "the 400 richest Americans", has released a list of "America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods". Wicker Park got #4 (almost as hip as Williamsburg, Brooklyn which played #3), but Logan Square oddly isn't in there. Maybe their research is every so slightly outdated. Forbes says:
The Midwest Mecca of hipsterdom started attracting artists and young adults in the late 1980s. Nestled around a park, this artists' community is known for its galleries, music venues, boutiques and food options. It's also home to a smattering of Victorian mansions built by wealthy 19th century merchants and beer brewers.Check out the full list of 10 neighborhoods, which also includes East Austin, at BrooklynVegan.
Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes w/ Wayne Coyne (via)
As mentioned, Do Division Street Festival is set to take place from June 1-3 in Wicker Park. The first bands to be announced for the fest are Le Butcherettes, O'Death, and Murder by Death. Le Butcherettes also play Subterranean on June 1.
That's it for now. Stay tuned for more lineup additions.
Wicker Park's annual Do Division Street Festival is set to take place June 1-3 on Division Street, between Damen and Leavitt. As in past years, there will be a huge sidewalk sale, tons of food, and great bands.
The 2011 festival featured Big Freedia, A Place To Bury Strangers, Omar Souleyman, Thao & Mirah, and more. Stay tuned for this year's lineup.
Admission is open, with a suggested donation policy.
Green Music Fest is set to return to Wicker Park on June 23 & 24 for a 2012 edition of the two-day street festival. Dinosaur Jr. will headline the first night and The Raveonettes will take the second. Admission to GMF is a suggested donation of $5.
Much like the 2011 festival, each headliner will play Subterranean over the course of the weekend. J Mascis and co. play the venue on Friday, June 22 and The Ravonettes headline there on the 23rd. Tickets for both shows go on sale this Saturday (March 10), at 10AM CST.
Stay tuned for more festival details.
Weezer @ Jones Beach in August (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
today in Chicago
* Wild Flag, YellowFever @ Empty Bottle
* Sleepy Kitty, Ghost Heart @ The Whistler
* Riot Fest Secret Show @ AAA Warehouse
* The Shondes, The Homoticons, 8 Inch Betsy @ Hideout
* Surprise Guests @ IL Centennial Monument (Free Show)
* 7 Seconds, Danny Vapid and The Cheats @ Bottom Lounge
* Jon Mclaughlin, Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, Amy Lennard @ Lincoln Hall
* Creepy Band, The Horrids, Absolutely Not, The Blue Dragons @ Subterranean
* Weezer, Urge Overkill, Teenage Bottlerocket, White Mystery @ Congress Theater
The Chicago Marathon is today.
The Wicker Park Farmers Market is open until 2PM (@ Damen & Le Moyne).